I haven't done one of these for a while! but that's OK since I thought May and June came with somewhat of an overload of "daily outfits" posts, no? ;)
I am so thrilled with this little sludgy skirt, made using Vogue 1247 and originally posted about here, along with my review of this fab pattern. In fact dressing it up in 6 different outfits felt a bit like cheating. It is the perfect basic for my tastes... a plain little skirt is my favoured skirt silhouette, and this deep purple-y brown shade I achieved through over-dyeing is a favoured neutral in my palette that goes with just about everything I own. The only reservation I have is the length! it is just a touch on the short side even though my version is 5cm longer than the designer intended. I wore it several times during the warmer months but always felt a tad self-conscious about bending over, which with my doggy, household-y lifestyle is pretty ridiculous. However, in the winter months with tights, it has really come into its own!
These are all outfits I have worn over the past few weeks and I took each photo on the day I wore it. With the exception of this first very summery one, natch. I just put that one in for some seasonal variety...
Below: at left; the top and the skirt from Vogue 1247 worn both together, how the designer intended. I just love the silhouette of this outfit, the oversized block-y top is perfectly balanced out by the form-fitting, plain little mini underneath. There is no doubt in my mind I will make this skirt and this top up again in different fabrics, too! I am totally not surprised that Pattern Review named this pattern one of the patterns of the year! At right; with my crazy patterned tights, and my twisty Pattern magic top, the skirt is a solid and unobtrusive little block of plainness to separate and balance out each of these eye-catching garments.
Below: at left; during a recent discussion with friends, someone remarked that the only two colours that did not go together were brown and grey. I immediately became slightly obsessed with the thought of wearing those two colours together successfully. I really love this outfit. I found it interesting that the other greys in my outfit really brought out the purple in the skirt. At right; the warm chocolate is nice and cosy-looking when worn with a warm all reddy-purple-y-raspberry palette.
Below: at left; The skirt blends in with an all-chocolate ensemble with just an expected touch of bright colour in a shocking pink pair of tights. Random fact: I actually garnered a wolf-whistle from a passing truck in this outfit... ha! :D And at right; I saw a similar outfit to this in Australian Vogue magazine and tried to emulate it with my own wardrobe. I really liked this, the combination of a casual chambray shirt with the mini and lace-up heels has a hip, comfy and pretty cool vibe, I thought. The skirt's plain shape means it looks equally good with shirts tucked in, or left hanging out. I love this versatility in a skirt.
Which outfit here do you like the best? Just for interest's sake I am wearing the all raspberry hued outfit today. Except it was pretty nippy earlier this morning, so gloves were on!